A well-known fact occured in 1492, when Christopher Columbus sailed the ocean blue. Less well-known, is how Columbus narrowly escaped death 12 years later with the aid of an eclipse. After a long trip at sea in 1504, Columbus, his crew, and their ships were weather-beaten and poorly equipped for further sailing. Desperate and stranded, […]
How did the Earth get such large moon? What’s the difference between a solar and lunar eclipse?
When will it happen? September 27th at approximately 8pm will mark the fourth and final blood moon in a series of a four across a quick, two-year span. The three previous occurred on April 15 2014, October 8 2014, and April 4, 2015. What is a lunar eclipse and why is the Moon going to turn […]
Well, late tonight or early tomorrow morning. Penumbra starts at 2:15 am tonight, totality begins at 4:25 am and ends at 5:25 am, and dawn will break before the moon is fully out of the earth’s shadow next morning! This is the second “blood moon” of the four happening this year and next, approximately one […]
Hello Fellow Wyoming Stargazers, On the night of Monday, April 14th there is going to be a Total Lunar Eclipse and Wyoming Stargazing wants to help you experience it for FREE! We’ll be setting up our telescopes at the Stilson Parking Lot as usual, about 100 yards behind the Start Bus bus stop building, at […]